Marco Rubio, 2016's Young Fogey

It was Rubio the Bummer who this week mounted the barricades to demand the continued isolation of Cuba.

He looks younger than he acts.

Photographer: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Senator Marco Rubio's autobiography, "An American Son," begins on Nov. 2, 2010 -- election night. The young state legislator had just won a resounding victory over a Democratic rival and a sitting Republican governor (who ran as an Independent), to be elected the junior senator from Florida. With a phalanx of reporters covering his hour of triumph, and a roomful of supporters cheering him on, Rubio, then only 39, delivered his victory speech, bringing his grinding, two-year, upstart campaign to a glorious conclusion.

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